Explore our Cohorts

LifeCourse cohorts are separated into two broad groups:

  • Population-based “Population” cohorts
  • Condition-specific or case-control “Clinical” cohorts

Explore a bird’s eye view of our cohorts below:

  • The years active tab shows a timeline of which cohorts were active when
  • The life phase tab outlines when data were collected by cohorts across the lifecourse
  • Browse and compare data collected across cohorts in select domain summaries

Want to know more about a particular cohort? Delve in deeper on each cohort’s page to explore their design and data collections

 



Population health

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ATP
1983
2000 Stories
1992
IYDS
2002
ELVS
2003
MYPS
2003
LSAC-CheckPoint
2004
I4C
2005
HealthNuts
2007
PETS
2007
Triple B
2009
BIS
2010
AQUA
2011
SchoolNuts
2011
2015
CATS
2012
MIS BAIR
2013
VITALITY
2014
COVID Immune
2020
GenV
2021
1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015 2020 ongoing

Clinical cohorts

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VCPR
1970
VICIEM
1970
VIBeS
2001
VicCHILD
2003
AREST CF
2006
CLARITY
2008
PPOIT
2008
ART
2008
COBRA
2009
Fontan
2009
TAB
2010
CAP and NICAP
2011
Baby Biotics
2011
2014
MM
2012
right@home
2013
CCC
2014
VNTDR
2015
1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015 2020 ongoing

Smoking includes: parental, during pregnancy, self and other smoking exposures (including household smoking)

Physical activity includes: exercise behaviour, activity monitors, sedentary behaviours/screen time, use of time

Nutrition includes: diet, eating behaviours, vitamin/supplement use, infant feeding, food frequency questionnaires

Substance use includes: alcohol, cannabis, other illicit drugs; parental, during pregnancy, self and peer use

Sun exposure includes: sun exposure questionnaires, use of sun protection, vitamin D measures, spectrophotometer measurements

Environment includes: toxins, indoor and outdoor air pollutants, allergens, other

Cohort Smoking Physical activity Nutrition Substance use Sun exposure Environment
2000 Stories: Victorian Adolescent Health Cohort Study and Victorian Intergenerational Health Cohort Study X X X X X
AQUA: Asking Questions about Alcohol in Pregnancy Study X X X X
ATP: Australian Temperament Project X X X X
BIS: Barwon Infant Study X X X X X X
CATS: Childhood to Adolescence Transition Study X X X X
COVID Immune X X
ELVS: Early Language in Victoria Study X
HealthNuts X X X X X
I4C: International Childhood Cancer Cohort Consortium X X X
IYDS: International Youth Development Study X X X
CheckPoint (LSAC): Child Health Checkpoint X X X X
MYPS: The Mothers’ and Young People’s Study X X X
MIS BAIR: The Melbourne Infant Study – BCG for Allergy and Infection Reduction X X X X
PETS: The Peri/Post-natal Epigenetic Twins Study X X X X
SchoolNuts X X X X
Triple B: The Triple B Pregnancy Cohort Study (Bumps, Babies and Beyond) X X X X
VITALITY X X X X

Smoking includes: parental, during pregnancy, self and other smoking exposures (including household smoking)

Physical activity includes: exercise behaviour, activity monitors, sedentary behaviours/screen time, use of time

Nutrition includes: diet, eating behaviours, vitamin/supplement use, infant feeding, food frequency questionnaires

Substance use includes: alcohol, cannabis, other illicit drugs; parental, during pregnancy, self and peer use

Sun exposure includes: sun exposure questionnaires, use of sun protection, vitamin D measures, spectrophotometer measurements

Environment includes: toxins, indoor and outdoor air pollutants, allergens, other

Cohort Smoking Physical activity Nutrition Substance use Sun exposure Environment
AREST CF: The Australian Respiratory Early Surveillance Team for Cystic Fibrosis X X X
ART: Assisted Reproductive Technologies Studies X X X X
Baby Biotics X X
CCC: Children’s Cancer Centre Tissue Bank
CLARITY: ChiLdhood Arthritis Risk factor Identification sTudY X X X X X X
COBRA: Childhood Overweight BioRepository of Australia X X X X X
CAP (and NICAP): Children’s Attention Project (and Neuroimaging of the Children’s Attention Project sub-study) x x
Fontan: The Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) Fontan Registry X
MM: Memory Maestros
PPOIT: Probiotic and Peanut Oral Immunotherapy Studies X X
right@home X X X
TAB: Take A Breath Research Program
VCPR: Victorian Cerebral Palsy Register
VIBeS: Victorian Infant Brain Study X
VicCHILD: Victorian Childhood Hearing Impairment Longitudinal Databank
VICIEM: A clinical and laboratory databank for patients with Inborn Errors of Metabolism X
VNTDR: Victorian Neural Tube Defects Registry X